Before news of his hiring as the new Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator on Friday, Ben McAdoo spent a season in Dallas as a “consultant.” Now, what exactly did that entail?
While “consultant” may be vague by its title alone, the higher-ups of the Cowboys coaching staff were anything but when speaking of McAdoo’s impact throughout the campaign.
So to give you a better idea of the play-caller’s most recent activity, here are a few quotes from head coach Mike McCarthy, offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn on what McAdoo brought to the team in 2021.
HC Mike McCarthy praises McAdoo as a pre-planning asset
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June 3, 2021
On why he hired McAdoo and McAdoo’s role:
“Ben McAdoo has been added as a consultant, and he’s a great resource. I’ve had a long history with Ben. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him as a football coach, and he’s going to work primarily with both offense and defense coordinators with more on a pre-game plan focus. I think he’s a great asset particularly in that role.”
“We’re still working through the details on that. Right now there’s a virtual component to it, but he’ll be here throughout the offseason program and he’ll be at training camp. We’re kind of designing the role. I personally haven’t had this type of role on my staff before. So, Ben has great flexibility. Obviously he’s been a head coach in this league. He’s been a coordinator. So, he’s worked in the back with our offense and defense. So, I know Dan [Quinn] was particularly excited about it because he’ll give some other side of the ball perspective as far as what he can see and doing some pre-game planning on a weekly basis when we get into the in-season stuff.”
“It was an easy decision. It was a very easy decision because I know the value of what Ben McAdoo can bring to your staff. But with both Kellen and Dan this is a role we felt would really benefit them both. Not…